Dark Souls publisher Bandai Namco is releasing a limited edition vinyl set of the franchise’s distinctive soundtrack. Known as the Age of Fire collection, it will arrive in autumn, however, there will only be 2,000 copies manufactured. The set will include music from across all three games and will comprise of nine separate records.
Despite it’s critical and financial success, it appears that the Dark Souls series is over in the realm of video games. This news comes from Hidetaka Miyazaki, who stated in an interview with GGN (that was translated by NeoGaf users) that there are no plans for any sequels or spin-offs to the Dark Souls series, marking Dark Souls 3 as the conclusion of the series.
The Dark Souls franchise is still seen as niche by many gamers but the series has grown out of its cult status from Demon’s Souls into a series that attracts millions of fans. The uncompromising difficulty, huge open worlds and unique mechanics have proven to be a hit with role-playing players and Famitsu has now revealed that the sales of the two Dark Souls games across all platforms has reached an impressive 8 million copies worldwide.
Many gamers have been waiting for the true return of the Dark Souls series. Dark Souls 2 wowed many with it’s difficulty and visuals, and the next iteration will surely be just as tough, if not tougher. But what will be in it? Rooster Teeth’s show, “The Know“, has apparently gotten news via screenshots of what gamers can expect from Dark Souls 3, which reportedly will arrive in 2016.
Gaming has always had its benchmark titles; those games that stand out head and shoulders above the rest, those that set the trends other studios work towards or try to best. These seminal titles are considered to be the benchmarks of which other games, and sequels, are judged; particularly within specific genres. Every so often, with increasing rarity in an industry which relies heavily on sequels and franchises, a game comes along and sets a new benchmark.
According to producer Jun Yoshino, Bloodborne will be coming in early 2015.
A one minute gameplay video for Bloodborne has been leaked. First seen on NeoGAF, the video shows us a glimpse of combat. You can check out the leaked video down below.
During the pre E3 conference, gamers saw the much rumoured and speculated Project Beast announced as Bloodborne. Developed by From Software, the Japanese team behind the Souls games, Bloodborne is a new RPG that looks like it will follow in the morbidly dark and terrifying style of the Souls games and Bloodborne will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive and will launch in 2015.
Games with Gold has officially launched on the Xbox One today, making two titles available for Xbox Live Gold members to download at no cost. The games included are the puzzle platformer Max: The Curse of Brotherhood by Press Play and the top down shooter Halo: Spartan Assault that was first made available for Windows Phones. Both titles can be downloaded immediately from the dashboard.
Microsoft has announced June’s Games With Gold lineup. There will be a total of 5 games available for you to download for free. Also, starting this month, Xbox One owners will be able to download some free games, too.
Here we have a fairly detailed strategy video giving you some tips on how to tackle on of the many new enemies included in Dark Souls upcoming PC version and the future console DLC. It seems a little early to be giving advice for something that’s still a while off, but it’s still a nice look at a pretty interesting looking boss.
Namco Bandai have released a brand new screenshots Dark Souls upcoming DLC, Artorias of the Abyss. It’s set to release later this winter on PS3 and Xbox 360 for $14 and 1200 MS Points.